In life, Fulminos had once been handsome where a Space Marine was usually battle-scarred and ugly. He possessed an aquiline nose, bright blue eyes and flowing hair. If a sculptor had created an icon for a fellow Space Marine to follow in battle, it would have looked like Fulminos.
He was the greatest warrior who had ever worn the glossy black colours of Obstiria and a master duelist who had sought out and faced in single combat every enemy champion who had ever stood opposite him on a battlefield.
He was later mortally wounded and interred within the sarcophagus of a Dreadnought. His ancient shell appeared tarnished and inlaid with gilded eagle's wings and hung with spiked chains. Its Power Fist had been modified to carry a hugely oversized Power Sword and its gun arm carried a heavy Plasma Weapon.
From one shoulder hung a banner with his Chapter's heraldry. He appeared magnificent, his armour encrusted with ornamentation earned with hundreds of notable kills, his glassy sword a relic of the ages before the Horus Heresy.
However, Fulminos met his ultimate fate when the Obsidian Glaives were utterly annihilated following the invasion of their Chapter homeworld of Obstiria in 998.M41 by the vast Greenskin hordes of the infamous Ork Warlord Grukk Face-rippa and his Red WAAAGH!.
- Sanctus Reach: Penumbral Spike (Short Story) by Ben Counter